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Pentecostalism in the World Context

Pentecostalism did not exist in 1906. Today, however, it is the second largest communion of Christians in the world, yet it is largely ignored by the majority of religious scholars.... read more >

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Teaching religion and theology to today’s university and seminary students becomes more complicated in the Internet age. The Wabash Center in Indiana stands ready to assist faculty with a variety of resources.

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Variations in How Pastors Practice Leadership

Some 30 percent of female clergy see themselves as agents of empowerment whose role is to encourage their lay leaders to make and implement decisions for the church. Only 8... read more >

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Teaching Worship

This web page is devoted to a collection of resources that can be used by congregations, colleges, seminaries, and graduate schools to introduce and teach Christian worship. This continually expanding... read more >

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Western and Eastern Philosophies on the Self and God

The question of whether a self exists, and what that means for human rights, is very much on the mind of philosophers, natural scientists, and even Christian theologians. In this... read more >

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Women in Ministry: a Historical Perspective

The 1970s were a watershed decade in the transformation of Americans’ idea of what constitutes “women’s work.” The 1983 book, “Women of the Cloth: a New Opportunity for the Churches,”... read more >

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Using the Political Frame to Understand Conflict

Politics is inherent in human enterprise, including congregations. In his essay, "The Political Frame," church consultant and researcher David Roozen of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research articulates a political... read more >

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A Pilgrim’s Progress through the Pentecostal Movement

Using a three stage model of spiritual growth ascribed to the early church fathers (illumination, purgation, unity and love), sociologist Margaret M. Poloma examines the Toronto Blessing stream of Pentecostalism... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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